Film of the Week

Sing Street takes us back to 1980s Dublin
Sing Street takes us back to 1980s Dublin

Sing Street strikes the right notes

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

That’s the mantra of John Carney, writer-director of Oscar-winning romance Once and Begin Again, who remains in a bittersweet musical groove for this effortlessly charming coming-of-age story.

Set in 1985 Dublin, Sing Street revisits the decade of questionable fashion choices, when Frankie told us all to relax and Duran Duran frolicked on sun-kissed beaches with the girls of Rio.

Against this vibrant backdrop, Carney charts the rise of a pop group formed by boys’ school misfits, who escape the economic hardships of the era through their infectious, self-penned music.

Laughter and tears come together in sweet harmony.